Blizzard Has ‘Multiple’ Free-to-Play Warcraft Mobile Games In Development

For years there have been rumors that Activision Blizzard is engaged on a Warcraft-inspired cellular recreation. At the moment, firm CEO Bobby Kotick confirmed that there are in actual fact “a number of” cellular Warcraft experiences in “superior growth” at Blizzard.In the course of the newest monetary earnings name, Kotick spoke to traders and shared plans to broaden upon the Warcraft franchise by delivering “extra frequent premium content material.” As a part of this technique, Blizzard is deep in growth on, not one, however a number of free-to-play Warcraft experiences for cellular.

“In our Warcraft franchise, we intend to ship extra frequent premium content material to maintain and broaden the World of Warcraft neighborhood,” Kotick stated to traders. “And we’ve made a number of, cellular, free-to-play Warcraft experiences and so they’re now in superior growth based mostly on our franchise’s beloved IP.”

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Kotick prefaced this information by speaking about Diablo Immortal which has garnered constructive buzz throughout its restricted take a look at trials and the way it set the stage to “meaningfully broaden [Diablo’s] international attain.”

Rumors of a cellular Warcraft recreation have been round since 2017 when Blizzard posted job listings for a brand new cellular recreation seemingly based mostly on the Warcraft franchise. One rumor in 2018 urged Blizzard was engaged on a Pokemon Go-style AR recreation. Given Kotick says there are “a number of” tasks, this could possibly be simply considered one of a number of upcoming video games from Blizzard.

There are technically already Warcraft-inspired video games on cellular contemplating Hearthstone is a Warcraft buying and selling card recreation spinoff obtainable on cellular units. However Kotick’s feedback are in reference to unannounced, in-development tasks.On the PC facet, Blizzard not too long ago launched Shadowlands the latest World of Warcraft growth. You’ll be able to learn our World of Warcraft: Shadowlands evaluation right here.

Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.